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Steve Rodby

Acoustic and electric bassist, audio and video editor and producer Steve Rodby was born in Joliet, Illinois. He began studying classical orchestral bass at age 10, and quickly developed parallel interests in pop and jazz. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in classical bass performance, Steve spent many years as a multi-style studio musician on both acoustic and electric bass in Chicago recording studios, while also playing with the leading contemporary classical chamber music group in the city, the University of Chicago's CCP. Playing regularly at the Jazz Showcase also gave him the opportunity to play with numerous jazz masters. In 1981, Steve joined the Pat Metheny Group, and would play with the PMG for 3 decades. Steve also started, in the early 80s, producing records for the PMG and many others, as well as working as a video editor for both PBS music specials and other music DVDs. In all, Steve has won 15 Grammy awards. Recently, Steve has been touring and recording with the international group The Impossible Gentlemen. New


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John Moulder: Metamorphosis

Read "Metamorphosis" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As approximately fifty of the sixty-eight minutes on Chicago-based guitarist John Moulder's new CD, Metamorphosis, are devoted to the seven-part “Metamorphosis Suite," that seems an appropriate point at which to start any appraisal of its contents and purpose. First and foremost, it is clear that considerable thought was given to mapping the structure of the suite, and that Moulder's quartet came well-prepared to accept and conform to his frame of mind. Whether the end result is worthy of approval is ...

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Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La prematura scomparsa di Lyle Mays nel febbraio 2020 ha privato il mondo di uno straordinario musicista, troppo poco considerato al di fuori dell'importantissimo contributo da lui dato all'interno del Pat Metheny Group, dove ha rappresentato l'ideale complemento del chitarrista dal 1977 al 2010 prima di decidere di abbandonare definitivamente la scena musicale per dedicarsi professionalmente al mondo del software, un altro dei suoi numerosi interessi. Se i periodi trascorsi a fianco di Pat Metheny ne hanno ...

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Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by John Kelman

When pianist, keyboardist, synthesist and composer Lyle Mays passed away at the far too young age of 66 following a long battle with a recurring (but, to this day, undisclosed) illness in February 2020, it was a major loss for his fans. It was an especially deep body blow to those who'd followed his decades-long work as performer and compositional collaborator with Pat Metheny in the guitarist's critically and commercially acclaimed Pat Metheny Group. Mays had been largely ...

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Singer/Songwriter Katherine Kostoff Debut Release 'It Happens Like That' - Arranged And Produced By Gil Goldstein And Co-Produced By Steve Rodby

Singer/Songwriter Katherine Kostoff Debut Release 'It Happens Like That' - Arranged And Produced By Gil Goldstein And Co-Produced By Steve Rodby

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

A message from Katherine Kostoff: Good friends and kind strangers, I'm delighted to announce that my album It Happens Like That is now available on all streaming platforms. Gershwin once said that in order to get to a good song he had to go through twelve bad songs. I haven't exactly counted my ratio but I can tell you that I have allowed only my “good songs" to make it to this collection. I hope that you'll agree. Writing ...

Chris Trinidad




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Self Produced



New Origins Records


Lost At The Carnival

Lipstick Records


Game Changer

From: Metamorphosis
By Steve Rodby

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